On Tues., March 1, the Osborne Junior High scholars bowl teams competed in a round robin meet at Hill City with nine additional teams. Osborne’s eighth grade team for the day included: Ryah Bertuccelli, Mary Carlin, Taylor Ellenz, Annie Kendig, Tianna Lutters and Jayla O’Leary. Seventh graders representing Osborne were Saralyn Barfield, Porter Choate, Leah McKelvey and Phillip William.
In their first round of the day, Osborne’s seventh grade team lost a close round to Smith Center, 40 - 45. Scoring for OJH were Choate and McKelvey with two apiece. In round two, Osborne won over Phillipsburg 60 - 50. Choate scored four for the team with help from Barfield and McKelvey each adding one apiece. Round three against Hill City resulted in another OJH victory, 90 - 30. Choate scored six and McKelvey scored three for OJH in the round. Osborne won over Palco in round four, 80 - 40, as Choate and McKelvey teamed up with four correct answers apiece. The OJH seventh graders took a 90 - 10 victory from Ellis in round five. Choate answered five while McKelvey answered four correctly in the round.
Against Plainville in round six, Osborne won 60 - 35. Choate scored five and Barfield added another correct answer in the round. During round seven with Stockton, OJH grabbed a 60 - 40 win as Choate, Barfield and McKelvey each answered two apiece. Against Norton in round eight OJH won 55 - 40 with Choate and McKelvey each scoring three for the team. In their final round of the day, Osborne scored 45 to Trego’s 40, led by Choate with all the team’s points.
The OJH seventh graders ended their day with an 8-1win/loss record. With their team scoring effort, Osborne walked away with first place medals for the day. Plainville placed second while Smith Center came in third in the seventh grade division of play.
In the eighth grade division, Osborne began play against Smith Center where they lost 50 - 70. Carlin, Bertuccelli, O’Leary, Kendig, and Ellenz each scored one apiece for the team in the first round. Against Phillipsburg in round two, OJH tied the score at 70 - 70, but lost the round as Phillipsburg correctly answered the tie breaker question, and beat OJH, 70 - 80. The team next played Hill City in round three and lost 60 - 70. Again, all players scored in the round as Kendig scored two, while Ellenz, Carlin, Bertuccelli and O’Leary each added one apiece. In round four with Palco, Osborne picked up their first victory of the day, 80 - 30. Bertuccelli scored four, Carlin two, and Kendig and Lutters each added one apiece.
Osborne played Ellis in round five losing 40 - 60. Bertuccelli scored three and Carlin one in the round for OJH. Round six against Plainville found Osborne’s team answering many questions correctly to take the round 100 - 30. Lutters scored six in the winning effort as Carlin added three and Bertuccelli one. Against Stockton in round seven, OJH grabbed a 70 - 50 victory. O’Leary led the scoring with three as Bertuccelli added two, and Carlin and Kendig each added one. When Osborne faced Norton in round eight, the team came up short, 40 - 60. O’Leary led again with two for the team, while Kendig and Bertuccelli each added one apiece. In the final round of the day, Osborne outscored Trego 55 - 45 for their final win of the day. Kendig scored two in the round with O’Leary, Bertuccelli and Ellenz each adding one to the total.
With the Osborne eighth grade final win/loss record of 4-5, the team did not finish the day with medals in their division. Smith Center finished in first followed by Ellis and Hill City in second and third place, respectively.